The New Kind of Criminal

AnonymousYour personal and business computer security is being threatened every single day by a new breed of criminal known as cybercriminals. These offenders hide behind the cloak of anonymity that the Internet provides in order to perpetrate a wide array of crimes ranging from stalking to identity theft, blackmail, fraud, and corporate espionage.

But just who are these cybercriminals? Thanks to movies and TV shows, most people instantly conjure up a stereotypical image of a twenty-something, tech-savvy yet socially awkward male who lives in his parents’ basement. While this “lone wolf” notion does have some basis in reality, it doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, according to a recently published infographic, the average cybercriminal fits the following profile:

  • Is male (76%)
  • Is between the ages of 35-50 (43%)
  • Works in a “pack” (50% of cybercriminal organizations boast more than six members)
  • Resides in China, Indonesia, and other Asian countries (49%)

However, as interesting as these data are it’s important to remember that they’re just averages. Not every cybercriminal is a 38-year-old Indonesian man who enjoys wreaking online havoc with five of his best friends. The truth of the matter is that anyone can be a cybercriminal, including your co-worker, classmate, or next door neighbor.

Fortunately, you don’t have to know precisely who is trying to breach your computer security system; you just have to make sure you have layered protection in place to ward off the attacks. Head over to now to purchase and download the latest version of Avira Premium antivirus software and other computer security programs you need to keep these new criminals at bay.